Member recruitment notice for LCC National Council

National LCC logo The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) announces the convening of the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC) National Council.

The purpose of the LCC National Council is to support the cooperative, large-scale conservation efforts of the LCC network by working with them to enhance coordination among the LCCs and to identify ecological and institutional challenges such as climate change and other landscape-scale stressors that should be addressed on the national and international scale. Serving as the national voice for the LCC network, the Council will seek to support actions that can be taken at the national level to facilitate the work of the cooperatives. The LCC National Council will support all self-directed LCCs and their diverse individual missions, some of which include cultural resources. Once established, the LCC National Council will establish operations and implementation frameworks as needed.

Applications to fill 12 seats covering four membership categories, are due Sept 9, 2013.

3 U.S. Federally-recognized Tribal participants
Tribal participants include both tribal leadership as well as participants from tribal organizations. Participation will not be limited to tribal leadership, but can also come from tribal organizations that represent these sovereign tribes. Tribal participation is limited to U.S. federally-recognized Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.

1 Indigenous participant
Participant will be drawn from First Nations, Pacific Islanders, Caribbean peoples, and Native Hawaiians, as well as other indigenous peoples within the geography of the LCCs.

4 NGO participants
Non-governmental organization participants will be drawn from organizations involved in natural and cultural resource management and/or conservation.

4 International participants
International seats will be filled from all nations participating in the LCC enterprise, as defined by the geography of the LCCs. A minimum of one participant from Canada and one from Mexico will be included in these four seats.

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